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Author(s):Collier, B. J.; Thames, J. L.; Collier, J. R.; Elsunni, M. M.; Bush, E. W.; Shepard, D. P.
Author Affiliation:Collier: Director and professor, School of Human Ecology, 125 Human Ecology Building, Baton Rouge, LA; Thames: Graduate student, School of Human Ecology; Collier, J.R.: Professor, Department of Chemical engineering; Elsunni: Research associate, Audubon Sugar Institute; Bush: Assistant professor, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Horticulture; Shepard: Formerly assistant professor, Louisiana Agricultural Experiment Station, Department of Horticulture.
Title:Turfgrass establishment using experimental and commercial erosion control mats
Section:Technical articles
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Source:Louisiana Agriculture. Vol. 40, No. 1, Winter 1997, p. 28-29.
# of Pages:2
Publishing Information:Baton Rouge: Ag. Exp. Sta., Louisiana State University
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Geotextile fabrics; Coir; Trials; Turfgrass establishment; Cynodon; Erosion control; Biodegradation
Abstract/Contents:Reports on a study used to determine the use of sugarcane and kenaf in geotextile mats to promote grass establishment. These mats were compared to wood, coconut, and synthetic fiber mats. Describes methods used to obtain the fibers from the stalks and create the test site. Mats of different weights were used and for both plants, the medium weight worked best. Bermudagrass growth was higher under the sugarcane and kenaf than under the wood and coconut fiber products. Concludes that sugarcane and kenaf mats are as effective as commercial mats. Also, they biodegraded in less than 7 months, whereas the coconut fibers and synthetic fibers did not.
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Collier, B. J., J. L. Thames, J. R. Collier, M. M. Elsunni, E. W. Bush, and D. P. Shepard. 1997. Turfgrass establishment using experimental and commercial erosion control mats. Louisiana Agric. 40(1):p. 28-29.
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